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On ‎4‎/‎22‎/‎2019 at 8:09 AM, Ham said:

I’d wrap that bird in Blaze Orange Before I walked out with it over my shoulder. I’d hate for some idiot to kill me thinking they could harvest and already harvested bird. 

Accidents do happen.  This turkey fan deal doesn't seem like a good idea to me.

https://www.wideopenspaces.com/hunting-accident-kansas-turkey-hunters-shot-while-behind-a-turkey-fan/

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Tagged out this morning with this guy. 22.5lbs, 1.25" spurs and a 11" beard. He's the tom I goofed up on Saturday morning. The bird roosted in the same area and went through the same clearing the previous two mornings so I got up 30 minutes early and slipped in pretty close to his bed room this morning. He wasn't as vocal today, but it didn't matter. After two gobbles on the roost, he pitched down just before 6am, stood around waiting for another nearby hen that would occasionally yelp. After she opened up, I let out two round of soft yelps, he answered and a few minutes later I heard him spitting and drumming just over the lip. I was ready for him this time and as soon as he came in to view and stuck his head out, I rolled him.


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I had to throw his one in too just because I thought it was funny. The cat is named Pumpkin, but we like to call him Nosey Ned because he ALWAYS has to come inspect our critters that we harvest.

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13 hours ago, Kayser said:

Friday morning, public land- that makes two years in a row. Going back to Montana in the morning to chase Merriam's.

10 3/4" beard

3/4" spurs

47 7/8" overall length.

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Congrats on a nice bird! Good luck on those Merriam's. Would love to see some photos. One of my favorite looking subspecies.

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I managed to fill both tags with two really nice birds this year.  Opening day brought a 22lb bird with 10.5 inch beard and 1.25 inch spurs.  Bird #2 came Saturday, weighing 23 lbs with a 9.75 inch beard and 7/8 inch spurs (they were busted up pretty good).  I also learned a valuable lesson about using GPS tracking apps while hunting.  After bagging my bird on Saturday, I packed up my bird, blind, and decoy and hauled it all down through the valley and over the next ridge about a mile to the cabin. Only then did I realize I had left my shotgun leaning against the tree.  After making a deposit in the swear jar, I was able to re-trace my steps and find it with relative ease thanks to the GPS.  Good luck all!  

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Congrats @moturkey on a couple nice birds. Glad that you were able to use that GPS to get back and find your shotgun.

I had a buddy leave a shotgun after hunting. Didn't need his GPS since he left it in the parking area. Wasn't there when he got back 😢.

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Speaking of leaving shot guns....I had my vest and everything ready to roll and headed off to the blind and realized about 250 yards away that I'd left the gun in the truck. I hadn't hunted in five days due to being busy and out of town fishing that weekend and was out of my rhythm, I guess. :D

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Worse thing that I have done was to leave my bow on top of my vehicle. Then drive away. The parking area was icy when I got back to the car. So was paying attention to not falling than what I was doing with my bow. After about a 1/4 mile my bow slid off the roof and onto the road. Fortunately just got some scuff marks in the riser. No limb damage. Been shooting that bow for 6 years since that happened.

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